Harold Goodwin
Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development

Who is Harold Goodwin?


Copyright 2004 Harold Goodwin

Taking Responsibility for Tourism


Dr Harold Goodwin has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry.

Harold is Professor of Responsible Tourism Management at Leeds Metropolitan University where he teaches and researches in the International Centre of Events, Tourism and Hospitality in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality. Harold researches on tourism, local economic development and poverty reduction, conservation and responsible tourism and teaches Masters and PhD students. as well as the industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists. Harold also undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organisations.

Harold founded the ICRTD series of International Conferences on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in 2002, he co-chairs the conferences with the local host organisation.

He is also a Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism which he founded in 2002 and which promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration.

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What is responsible tourism?

Relishing the diversity of our world's cultures, habitats and species and the wealth of our cultural and natural heritage ... we accept that responsible and sustainable tourism will be achieved in different ways in different places

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